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Woman sues Ally Financial, King Coal Chevrolet over $16K bill on vehicle she never meant to buy

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By Carrie Bradon | Sep 17, 2019

A Chevrolet Traverse, similar to the one at the center of a recent lawsuit. | Wikimedia Commons

FAYETTEVILLE – A woman filed suit against Ally Financial and King Coal Chevrolet after receiving a bill for more that $16,000 on a vehicle she never meant to buy.

Margaret Bickford filed the complaint in Fayette Circuit Court.

Bickford agreed to be a reference for her daughter when her daughter went to buy the used Chevrolet Traverse, the lawsuit said. Ally and King Coal Chevrolet told her that was all she was doing, the lawsuit said, when they requested she sign to guarantee the credit for her daughter's purchase of the vehicle. 

She was, instead, listed as the buyer of the car, the lawsuit said. She was not aware of that and made no payments on it. She received notice from Ally Financial on May 20 that she owed $16,339.23.

Bickford accused Ally Financial and King Coal Chevrolet of fraud and unconscionable inducement.

The plaintiff is seeking all reasonable sums due, attorney fees and court costs. The plaintiff is represented by Jed R. Nolan of Mountain State Justice Inc., in Beckley.

Fayette Circuit Court case No. 19-C-110

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